Trawl Trailing Actions; Chafing Gear Rulemaking

This rulemaking updates trawl gear regulations in the Pacific coast groundfish fisheries, including revisions to the chafing gear restrictions for midwater trawl gear, effective January, 1, 2014

Chronology of Publications for the Rulemaking Revising Trawl Gear Regulations, Including Chafing Gear Requirements for Midwater Trawl Gear
12/04/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-27: Trawl rationalization program; chafing gear modifications, effective January 1, 2015
12/04/2014 Small Entity Compliance Guide explaining updated gear regulations in the groundfish fishery, including revisions to the chafing gear restrictions for midwater trawl, effective January 1, 2015
12/02/2014 79FR71340: Changes to chafing gear regulations in the groundfish trawl fisheries, effective January 1, 2015
11/04/2014 Final EA for trawl rationalization trailing actions: chafing gear
04/04/2014 79FR18876: Correction to the proposed rule for changes to chafing gear regulations for midwater trawl gear
03/19/2014 79FR15296: NOAA Fisheries proposes changes to chafing gear regulations for midwater trawl gear; public comment period closes April 18, 2014